Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings

 

Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:

 

Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child

 

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Recaro Euro (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro Euro (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date2200000146  /  Nov 11, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / up to 22.5"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use. Labels do not remind the user to tighten LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement. Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small. There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots in the shell from being easily visible. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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